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V.22 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in Levi Chavez, Jenny McCarthy and the worst person in North America

By Ty Bannerman [ Wed Jul 17 2013 10:04 AM ]
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The Levi Chavez trial comes to an end, for better or for worse. (It's probably worse.)

The latest police shooting at least has a certain comedic value.

The Bosque has reopened! Please don't set it on fire.

Noted pretty person, terrible actress and raving anti-vaccination lunatic Jenny McCarthy will join The View. I wonder how many kids she will (indirectly) kill during sweeps week?

Alanis Morisette's song has been rewritten to actually be ironic.

Even though Los Zetas leader Miguel TreviƱo (official Worst Person in the North America and responsible for some truly evil acts) has been captured, don't expect Mexican cartel violence to stop any time soon.

And finally, today it's ok to marry gay in the UK.

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V.21 No.29 | 7/19/2012
Wal-Mart wants to build a new store here.
Wal-Mart wants to build a new store here.

Urban Planning

Walmart on the Rio Grande

New website aids campaign against proposed development

By Jessica Cassyle Carr [ Tue Jul 17 2012 6:14 PM ]

The fluorescently-lit caverns of despair known as Walmart Stores aims to build another one at Coors and Montaño. This is a particularly troubling notion due to the site’s proximity to the bucolic Bosque at Rio Grande Valley State Park, the Bosque School and master designer Antoine Predock’s first major project, La Luz. A big box store is inappropriate for the location for many reasons—aside from land use, traffic and crime are also concerns—and if the development comes to pass it represents a gut-wrenching lack of foresight and self-respect on the part of the city. Residents in the area don’t want the Walmart and have been fighting the retail behemoth for months. The Taylor Ranch Neighborhood Association, which has the support of dozens of other neighborhood associations from around the city, created againstthewal-abq.com as a source of information about the proposed dishevelment. If Walmart wins it diminishes the quality of life for all Albuquerque residents—not just the neighbors. Find out ways to get in on the fight here.

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V.21 No.28 |

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The Daily Word in dead turtles and a missing Congressman

By Tom Nayder [ Thu Jul 12 2012 10:36 AM ]
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Former FBI Director Louis Freeh releases his report on the investigation into the coverup at Penn State.

House Republicans vote for the 30th time to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act.

The Las Cruces doctor who wrote more prescriptions than the entire UNM medical school has had his license suspended.

The Bosque will reopen on Friday.

Workers in Trinadad are totally sorry about crushing thousands of endangered leatherback turtle eggs.

Mississippians will still be able to get abortions, for now.

Pantone chart of all human skin colors.

Scientists finally discover a new moon orbiting Pluto.

Netflix is your new babysitter.

Who drinks the most soda? USA! USA! USA!

Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr has been missing since June.

Five classic movies you'll never get to see because they were never made.

If you want to eat french fries at Olympic Park in London head to McDonald's.

Happy Birthday Curly Joe DeRita!!!

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V.21 No.27 | 7/5/2012

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The Daily Word in unemployment rate, electronic cigarettes, Spanish winos

By Sam Adams [ Fri Jul 6 2012 10:06 AM ]
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Job growth remains stunted.

Albuquerque native Jarrin Solomon will run for Trinidad and Tobago in the Olympics.

Bosque fire reportedly started by an electronic cigarette dropped by a Corrales Youth Conservation Corps member who was in the Bosque looking for ... fires.

Woman killed by hit-and-run at San Mateo and Lomas is the fifth pedestrian killed by traffic in the last week.

David Axelrod likens Mitt Romney to Dick Nixon.

Someone in Florida had the bright idea of making a video about ass shakin’ starring a six-year-old.

Colmbian drug dealer named Fry-Up arrested at his $1.4 million wedding.

If you think Mardi Gras is insane, check out these pictures of raging winos at the San Fermin fest in Pamplona.

Former Raiders defensive end charged with four counts of first-degree murder.

Naked Arizona man who stole a car and created a pile-up was on PCP.

Stonehenge is getting a £27 million makeover.

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The Daily Word in Syrian violence, snitches, foie gras

By Sam Adams [ Fri Jun 29 2012 10:23 AM ]
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Roughly 140 people killed in Syria yesterday. Nearly 2,000 civilians have been killed in June, alone.

Parts of the Bosque are closed due to high fire risk.

Police say man who drove his car through Kit Carson Park at 4 a.m. was quite drunk.

Atlanta police murder a 92-year-old woman and ask a C.I. to cover for them.

Supreme Court’s health care ruling in minute-to-minute detail.

Video of San Juan inmate attacking prison guard with a toilet-bowl-cleaner shank.

Reflecting on Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72.

NBA Draft results prompt examination of infamous Draft-day attire.

California is banning foie gras, kind of like Chicago did several years back and then overturned.

No word on whether Oliver Twist is one of the spooky eyed children in this gallery of 1870s juvenile mug shots. Still, none of them are as sinister-looking as this kid.

Shanghai’s misogynistic public trans system.

Padlocked tacos and margaritas in condoms on this person’s Etsy account.

An ideal layout for movie theaters.

“Asshole” dolphin brings to mind a great Dave Chapelle skit.

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V.21 No.25 |

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The Daily Word in $3 gas, dirty veggies and peaceful Iceland

By Marisa Demarco [ Fri Jun 22 2012 8:03 AM ]
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Firefighters gain the upper hand in the Bosque.

Taliban attacks a hotel in Kabul.

Gas might go back down to $3 per gallon.

The Sandusky jury deliberates without hearing accusations from his foster son.

The highest temperatures on record in the U.S.

Dirty dozen list shows fruits and veggies with the most pesticides.

Police officers in Santa Fe who lie or participate in sexual misconduct can be fired immediately under a new policy.

What has come true from Blade Runner?

Find out where the rich keep their private islands.

Denham Fouts inspired his lovers and benefactors with cool disinterest.

Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world.

Cat shreds despite earthquake.

Science. It's a girl thing. Like sexiness and makeup.

The British Monarchy is hiring.

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V.21 No.25 | 6/21/2012

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The Daily Word in Bosque fire, WTF Florida, 100-pound scrotum

By Sam Adams [ Thu Jun 21 2012 10:20 AM ]
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American officials say C.I.A. is helping arm opposition to the Syrian government.

Bosque fire is much larger than previously estimated.

Levi Chavez has his bond doubled and is jailed after a witness in his case said Chavez confronted him.

Another naked man in Florida lashes out with his teeth.

Wait, what’s that? Another naked man on drugs in Florida?

Just stop it, Florida, stop it.

Best-selling biography by notorious, conservative ex-journalist portrays President Obama as a socialist, Muslim political hack.

The death of “Life in Hell.”

African-American student who was physically thrown out of a bar in North Carolina is exposing that bar for being, well, extremely racist.

Man with 100-pound scrotum has to wear a hoodie over his junk.

“The bat has the hiccups.”

Eh, people really ain’t that bad.

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Council Watch

No One Expects the Inquisition

By Carolyn Carlson
This week, Councilor Rey Garduño demands answers from Albuquerque’s police chief. Plus, the Council fails to take a stand against Citizens United.
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V.21 No.14 | 4/5/2012

Council Watch

Loud and Clear

By Carolyn Carlson
Speakers show up en masse to take on APD shootings and the possible public access changeover.
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V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012

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City to pipe landfill methane to the jail

By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Feb 1 2012 1:54 PM ]

One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room.

It’s predicted the project will save the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center thousands every year for about a century.

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Council Watch

A No-Bike Road

By Carolyn Carlson
Bicyclists spoke out about the first-ever bike ban on a 3,000-foot stretch of Chappell between Osuna and Singer. Signs stating "no bicycles" went up in early January. The city says that stretch is too dangerous for cycling.
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V.20 No.26 | 6/30/2011

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The Bosque is closed

By Marisa Demarco [ Wed Jun 29 2011 8:56 PM ]
No one is allowed to enter the Bosque, the Rio Grande Valley State Park or any other Open Space area, Mayor Richard Berry announced today. The city is in extreme fire danger, and rain isn’t due any time soon. Police and fire patrols will scour the city’s wild areas, and anyone who’s caught violating the restriction will face a $500 fine and/or 90 days in jail.

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